IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
Stream Data Centers | August 02, 2022
Stream Data Centers, the industry leader in delivering exceptional data center experiences to global enterprise companies, is proud to announce that it has been selected as a trusted data center partner by T-Systems. T-Systems, a leading provider of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) solutions to major corporations and public-sector organizations across the globe, chose Stream Data Centers' Houston campus in the Woodlands to host customers and help deliver innovative cloud operation services both locally and globally.
As part of Deutsche Telekom Group (DT), T-Systems is a leading digital and cloud services provider, offering world-class service while supporting local and global customers by extending its global portfolio, expertise, and operational capabilities. Led by its dedication to providing transformative ICT solutions, the company today has nearly 100 managed data centers, 56,800 open system servers, and more than three million managed SAP users. While expanding its newest hybrid cloud platform, T-Systems found that it needed a strategically-located data center that could cater to its architecture's high-density demands as well as the company's own ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) goals.
"Our mission is to provide the best solutions to our customers, with the right partners, using state-of-the-art technology," states Mauro Guzelotto, Head of Cloud Services for T-Systems. "It was in the spirit of that mission that we decided to partner with Stream, and we are very excited about the value and possibilities that Stream brings to the table. Another key element of our decision was sustainability, and I am confident that our decision to partner with Stream will contribute to our sustainability strategy by helping us be more energy efficient."
After a rigorous RFP process, Stream and its Houston campus were selected for a host of reasons, including the location's advantageous geographical setting, Stream's ability to meet sustainability goals with its energy procurement and operational expertise, and additional strategic service offerings including high-density capabilities.
The Houston I facility in the Woodlands is located outside of the 500-year floodplain and has 185 mph wind ratings with an uplift-rated building and equipment yard. These aspects have enabled this facility to offer 100% power and cooling uptime for the last 8 consecutive years — even standing strong against 1,000-year storms like Hurricane Harvey and Winter Storm Uri. It is also connected to a separate power grid from T-Systems' core facility, which allows for added redundancy. As a secondary site, Stream's campus offered superior benefits and assurance against downtime.
Stream also enabled T-Systems to benefit from a partnership with Megaport, enriching its public cloud connections and further enabling the delivery of a robust hybrid cloud platform. T-Systems' tailored cooling and power-per-rack demands could also be easily met with Stream's large rooms, 3-foot raised floors and tall ceilings, which help the ambient temperature remain easily controlled even for high-density deployments. Furthermore, T-Systems' multi-stage goals for sustainability across its operations (with an ultimate goal of fully eliminating its carbon footprint) are empowered by this facility's LEED certification and the Stream team's insights into strategic energy procurement and efficient usage.
"With this symbiotic partnership in place, Houston-area customers can enjoy T-Systems' leading suite of IT service offerings and leverage their innovative platforms to further their own digital transformation initiatives. "Being selected by a global leader like T-Systems is a great testament to Stream's Woodlands facility and team members."
Chad Rodriguez, Vice President of Network and Cloud at Stream Data Centers
"The partnership between T-Systems North America and Stream Data Centers allows our joint existing and future customers to travel their cloud journeys with the certainty that availability, reliability, sustainability, and security are managed by two of the most relevant IT and DC experts in the market," comments Cesar Martinez, Managing Director for T-Systems in North America.
About Stream Data Centers
Stream Data Centers has provided premium data center services since 1999, with 90% of its inventory leased to Fortune 100 customers. To date, the company has acquired, developed and managed 24 data center campuses nationally, while leadership has remained consistent for all 23 years.
Flexxible IT | June 14, 2022
Flexxible IT, the global leader of Desktop as a Service (DaaS) delivery and services, and xFusion Europe, a global provider of computing power infrastructure and services, are announcing today a strategic alliance in the European market. Flexxible IT and xFusion can deliver a fully redundant hardware-based hybrid workspace environment built on any end-user compute (EUC) vendor that includes an all-inclusive, pay monthly, fully managed hybrid infrastructure solution.
Flexxible IT combines its deep technical expertise, global industry knowledge, and best-in-class technology to deliver comprehensive and differentiated hybrid solutions. Partnering with xFusion furthers and supports Flexxible IT's focus on providing hybrid workspace solutions based on xFusion's hardware offering a fast, simple way to deploy, analyze, automate, monitor, and manage hybrid workspaces in a multi-cloud scenario.
"Flexxible IT has been a leader in the DaaS space since 2008, and we are excited to partner with xFusion to enable this use case further. "Our strategic relationship presents a cost-effective hybrid workspace solution to the market to enable customers to work from anywhere, with the best end-user experience and security."
Sebastian Prat, CEO, and Founder of Flexxible IT
"At xFusion, we strive to enable any digital transformation use case with our industry-leading compute and services," said Qin Feng, CEO of xFusion. "Combining xFusion's first-class hardware and Flexxible IT's outstanding technology stack and superb experience, we provide an affordable hybrid workspace solution perfect for any enterprise's end-user compute requirements."
About Flexxible IT
Flexxible IT is the future of hybrid working, where on-premises and cloud computing converge to enable virtual desktops and applications to run from anywhere. Flexxible IT has more than 700,000 managed users and is the leading DaaS Solution in Spain.
xFusion is a leading global provider of computing power infrastructure and services. xFusion serves customers in 130 countries and regions, including 211 Fortune 500 companies, covering finance, carriers, Internet, transportation, and energy industries.
Device42 | April 28, 2022
Device42, the most comprehensive agentless hybrid IT discovery, inventory and asset management solution, today announced its new Insights+ Platform designed to help organizations gain critical IT visibility needed to manage today’s growing complex IT environments. The company historically has provided advanced discovery and inventory capabilities, and today it is launching Insights+, designed to further increase operational efficiency, visibility, with access to powerful insights. Insights+ is a major next step for Device42 as they continue to empower companies with visibility to manage their IT infrastructure with confidence.
Understanding what is connected to the environment and having accurate visibility of enterprise data is getting more and more important. Lack of knowledge about what an organization actually has leads to inaccurate capital investments, prolonged problem solving, risky cloud migrations and failures in compliance and audits.
“In the last decade Device42 has delivered the deepest and widest discovery capability, from legacy technologies to the cloud and today we are taking a major leap forward in delivering insights and visuals based on new embedded automation and AI technologies, to turn all that data we collect into actionable results.”
Raj Jalan, CEO and founder of Device42
Insight+’s unique capabilities that include Artificial Intelligence (AI), data normalization, business building blocks and Application Dependency Mapping will help Device42 customers find issues quickly and efficiently with more access to data, insights, and reporting for quick problem solving.
Insights+ Platform introduces new capabilities and value to customer, which include:
Dashboards and Visualization
Renewed visibility across hybrid cloud infrastructure
Built-in IT intelligence reports that drive actionable insights
The new workbench provides the ability to create custom views and analytics.
Business Building Blocks
New low-level objects can help aggregate data based on real business use-cases and model particular business functions.
Users can leverage the new visibility based on data that mimics current business operations.
Slice and dice data to create specific views, such as for compliance and audits.
Built-in Artificial Intelligence
Removes complexity and data discrepancies by using AI to normalize and categorize discovered data
Consistency in data improves cross-organizational communication.
Automation delivers increase IT operations efficiency with the most accurate and cleansed data
Analytics & Dependency Mapping
Fully automated interdependency mapping of application resources
Reliable visualization helps solve problems fast with upstream and downstream visibility
Users can quickly access fully automated dependency views.
“Insights+ will not only save organizations time and money because they no longer have to manually sort through their existing detailed data to gather insights, but it will uplevel what they can do with their data,” said Raj Jalan. “Dashboards, better reporting, visualizations, and more will increase accessibility, refine presentation, and deliver a user-experience with next-level insights and analytics that a company can really use.”
Device42 is the most comprehensive agentless hybrid IT discovery, inventory and dependency mapping system available today. Device42 can continuously discover, map, and provide insights to optimize infrastructure and applications across data centers and the cloud through accurate views of the IT ecosystem. Over 1,000 customers in more than 60 countries, including 200+ partners and systems integrators, use these capabilities to manage and modernize IT infrastructure and ensure business continuity.